Aug. 18, 2023 - The presidency of the European Union rotates amongst member states every six months. In the second half of 2022, the Czech Government took on this responsibility and relied on Bosch conferencing and interpretation equipment due to its reliability and functionality to ensure that all 212 events that took place across the country during its presidency went on smoothly.
The Czech Government selected AV Media Events, a member of the Congress Rental Network (CRN) to support the presidency events. The rental company was chosen due to its experience with modern Bosch conferencing equipment as well as its extensive stock of Dicentis and Integrus technology.
The EU issues strict guidelines for the equipment used at every meeting it hosts to ensure the same experience is delivered every time, no matter whether the meetings take place in historic venues such as the UNESCO-protected Litomyšl Castle and Prague Castle, or in more modern settings such as the Prague Congress Center and the O2 Universum. The Bosch conferencing equipment met the strict ISO standards required by the EU, making Dicentis and Integrus a preferred choice for European parliamentary events. Also, AV Media Events, who ensured that their team was fully up to date with the latest Bosch conferencing equipment through regular training sessions, convinced the EU to opt for Bosch. Importantly, the company could also build on experience with other Congress Rental Network (CRN) members that had already supported an EU Presidency. This community insight ensured that the Czech CRN representative would be able to get the best out of its Bosch conferencing equipment and deliver the level of service expected by the European Union.
The new Dicentis interpreter desks used in the interpretation booths were able to be integrated with the rental company’s stock of Integrus transmitters, radiators and pocket receivers for wireless language distribution, ensuring everyone could play an active role in the meetings.
In addition to this the Dicentis conferencing devices provided the stability and functionality required by the EU in a modern format that suited the aesthetic of the events. Factors such as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Technology) card authentication, voting capabilities and the ability to seamlessly integrate with the PTZ cameras in use meant that every meeting progressed smoothly.
"We accompanied the whole Czech presidency without any technological failures. The Czech Government’s organizing team was pleased with our services and with the smooth run of the whole job. The success of these events was achieved thanks to the reliable Bosch products and the support from our colleagues from the Congress Rental Network," says project manager Lukáš Vanek from AV Media Events.